Lady Calandra should have suitors beating down her door. But her overprotective brother, the Duke of Rochford, has managed to scare off every suitable gentleman. Every man except the mysterious Earl of Bromwell, that is. Callie finds herself drawn to the enigmatic earl, despite her brother's almost violent protestations. In defiance of her brother's wishes, Callie devises a plan to see Bromwell again, enlisting the help of matchmaker Francesca Haughston. But when shadowy secrets about the duke and the earl come to light, it may be too late for Callie to see that she's walked straight into a trap....
In Camp's delightful latest regency Matchmakers novel, the unmatched is beautiful 23-year-old Lady Calandra, whose overprotective brother and guardian, the formidable duke of Rochford, has intimidated all comers. When Callie is rescued, at a masked ball, from a drunken partygoer's unwanted advances, her hero turns out to be the mysterious earl of Bromwell, an enemy of Callie's brother. Although Rochford orders Bromwell and Callie to stay away from each other, Callie grabs the reins and enlists the help of matchmaker Lady Francesca Houghston. Francesca is torn, however, because she knows the source of enmity between the two men, which neither will speak of. Meanwhile, Bromwell's twice-married older sister, the Lady Daphne, returns to society and plots to destroy Callie's reputation (because Rochford had refused to marry Daphne years earlier). Camp is firmly at home here, enlivening the romantic quest between her engaging lovers with a set of believable and colorful secondaries. (Sept.) Copyright @ Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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August 31, 2008
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